In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy out of Uvalde, emotion runs high, and the subject of gun control comes to the fore with renewed urgency. A recent New York Times article by Sacramento-based correspondent Shawn Hubler claims that “California Has America’s Toughest Gun Laws, and They Work.” The article draws heavily from an interview with Dr. Garen J. Wintemute, an emergency room doctor and longtime firearm violence researcher who directs the Violence Prevention Research Program at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center in Sacramento.
On the surface, Dr. Wintemute’s methodology appears to be pretty sound: For example, he acknowledges that California has had the most mass shootings but points out that since California is the most populous state, it would be expected to have more mass shootings than less populous states. He also correctly points out that it is the rate
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